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Ombuds Affiliate Network

Find contacts by school and unit

The Ombuds Affiliates Network was established in 2020 to provide additional opportunities for informal problem-solving and conflict resolution within an individual school, unit, or center. Ombuds Affiliates primarily serve in other professional roles (e.g. faculty or staff) in addition to their Ombuds Affiliate work.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to utilize the services of their Ombuds Affiliates identified below, broken out by area served.

Arts, Sciences & Engineering (AS&E)

Faculty in AS&E can reach out to John Barker (, Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty.

Staff in AS&E can reach out to Col Raimond (, LGBTQ coordinator at the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center.

Graduate students in AS&E can reach out to either:

Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE)

Scientists and Fellows at LLE can contact Terry Kessler (, senior research engineer and diversity manager.

Staff at LLE can contact either:

School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD)

Graduate students and postdocs in SMD can reach out to either:

Warner School of Education

Students, faculty, and staff at Warner can reach out to Brian Brent (, professor and senior associate dean.

Simon Business School

Students, faculty, and staff at Simon can reach out to Jim Newton (, assistant dean and HR liaison.

School of Nursing (SON)

Students, faculty, and staff at SON can reach out to Caroline Nestro, PhD, RN (, associate professor of clinical nursing.

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Contact the University ombuds

Faculty, staff, and students also can reach out to the University ombuds for answers and support. Call (585) 275-9125 or email

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